Ms Susan Watson


I joined the Department of Social Work and Social Care in 2013 and  have held a variety of roles within the Department and Faculty.  I am  currently the course leader for the BA (Hons) Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship. I am both a registered social worker and a lawyer, and teach across both disciplines. I qualified as a social worker in 1992 and specialised in work with children and families. I later studied law at Kingston University and was awarded an LLB with first class honours, and then gained an M(Res) Law, Culture and Identity from Birkbeck College. Previously, I studied English at the University of Stirling and Social Work at the University of Aberdeen. I am  also an accredited mediator. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • Accredited Mediator, Mediation, Regents University
  • MRes, Law, Culture and Identity, Birkbeck College
  • PgCert, Higher Education, Kingston University
  • Legal Practice Certificate, Law, College of Law, Guildford
  • LLB (Hons), Law, Kingston University
  • PgDip, Counselling and Psychotherapy , Roehampton Institute
  • PgDip, Social Work, University of Aberdeen
  • BA, English, University of Stirling

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


I have a strong interest in the student experience of students in Higher education and undertook research funded by the OIA into the early resolution of student complaints. (2016)

I have been involved in several evaluations of social work and social care service provision:

  • Services offered to victims of stalking (2016)
  • Services for sex workers (2017)
  • Services offerred to young people at risk of involvement in serious organised crime (2018)


Number of items: 12.


Bermingham, Vera, Watson, Susan and Jones, Martin (2010) Plagiarism in UK law schools: is there a postcode lottery? Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(1), pp. 1-14. ISSN (print) 0260-2938


Bermingham, Vera, Hodgson, John and Watson, Susan (2014) Nutshells: Tort. 10th ed. London, U.K. : Sweet & Maxwell. 294p. (Nutshells) ISBN 9780414031913

Book Section

Watson, Susan (2016) Legal skills for social workers. In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.) Skills for social work practice. London, U.K. : Palgrave. pp. 121-141. ISBN 9781137390264

Conference or Workshop Item

Lindsay, Jane, Watson, Susan and Nilsson, David (2018) Assisting female sex-workers to exit prostitution. Report of an evaluation of a successful community based initiative. In: World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2018; 04 -07 Jul 2018, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Watson, Susan and Lindsay, Jane (2016) Enabling victims of stalking to access justice. In: SWSD2016: Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development 2016: Promoting the Dignity and Worth of People; 27-30 Jun 2016, Seoul, South Korea. (Unpublished)

Watson, Susan and Daly, Jacob (2012) Safeguarding from harm or safeguarding rights? In: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2012; 3 - 5 Apr 2012, Leicester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Bermingham, Vera, Watson, Susan and Jones, Martin (2006) Academic misconduct in UK law schools: categories of misconduct, penalties imposed and assessment-led solutions to the problem. In: The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2006; 4-7 Sep 2006, Keele, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Brady, Dermot, Watson, Susan and Hood, Rick (2018) Prevent SOC pilot evaluation report. (Project Report) Kingston Upon Thames : Kingston University and St Georges, University of London. (Unpublished)

Nilsson, David, Lindsay, Jane and Watson, Susan (2017) An evaluation of the SPIRES Streetlink programme. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 33 p. (Unpublished)

Lindsay, Jane and Watson, Susan (2016) An evaluation of services provided to high-risk victims of stalking by Paladin: The National Stalking Advocacy Service. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 43 p. (Unpublished)

Watson, Susan, Lindsay, Jane, Kalogeropoulou, Konstantina, Proyer, Michelle and Scott-Hunt, Susan (2016) A study of the effectiveness of using early resolution methods to resolve student complaints in Higher Education. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University. 52 p.

Bermingham, Vera, Jones, Martin and Watson, Susan (2008) Plagiarism in UK law schools: policies, procedures and penalties. (Project Report) Warwick, U.K. : UK Centre for Legal Education.

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